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[bahrb] /bɑrb/
a band or small scarf of lace, worn around the head or neck by women.
barb1 (def 8).
Origin of barbe
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • barbe was not only compassionate, but ready to answer all the questions in her power.

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  • The Island of Saint barbe was passed on the morning of the last date.

    Kathay: A Cruise in the China Seas W. Hastings Macaulay
  • It was the more freely paternal because barbe approved of what he was undertaking.

    The Dust Flower Basil King
  • barbe suppressed his manliness, because she herself was so imperious.

    The Dust Flower Basil King
  • If there was no barbe in the world he could have taken Letty as the mate his soul was longing for.

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  • (I cannot possibly bring myself to call thee barbe or Varvra).

    A Nobleman's Nest Ivan Turgenieff
  • "You are right, neighbour," said barbe, who at that moment joined them.

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    Madame Guizot
  • You were named after your mother and gran'mere after hers, and you should have called me barbe.

    A Little Girl in Old Pittsburg Amanda M. Douglas
  • An', barbe, you begin to look like crawlin' about again an' not so washed out.

    A Little Girl in Old Pittsburg Amanda M. Douglas
  • barbe sat beside him—she could scarce believe he was there in the flesh.

    A Little Girl in Old Pittsburg Amanda M. Douglas

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